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Supplementary 112 Examination Guidelines – What’s In It For Me?

This Post is from Mark Muller, Shareholder at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Supplementary examination guidelines for Section 112 were recently published in the Federal Register and sent out for public comment.  While the details may not be too exciting, … Continue reading

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Divided We Fall – New Rules Limit Divisional Applications in Australia

This is a guest post from Bill Bennett of Pizzeys. Where a divisional application presents claims for examination which have been previously rejected in the parent (or grand-parent) application, then the APO will give the applicant only 2 months to … Continue reading

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Poisonous Divisionals — Just When You Thought It Was Safe …

This is a guest post from Malcolm Lawrence  of  HLBBshaw, European Patent Attorneys in Cambridge, UK. EPC Law & Practise – Poisonous Divisionals   1.  Introduction and Background 1.1 We have identified and researched a highly significant anticipation threat to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Microsoft v. i4i.

Today, the Supreme Court granted Microsoft’s petition for cert. in Microsoft v. i4i. Microsoft asked the Supreme Court to answer the question of whether or not a defendant who asserts patent invalidity based on art not considered by the Patent Office … Continue reading

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